Teachers and council workers set latest strike date - The Rugby Observer

Teachers and council workers set latest strike date

Rugby Editorial 25th Jun, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

TEACHERS, school support staff and council workers will strike again next month.

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and Unison will join walkout on Thursday, July 10 as part of the on-going dispute with the Government.

Teachers remain unhappy with pay, pensions and workload while council workers are angered by one one per cent pay increase after three years of freezes.

Firefighters held their most recent strikes earlier this month.

Warwickshire NUT spokesman Andy Summers said of teachers’ third strike in 10 months: “It is particularly sad in Warwickshire that the NUT is being forced to take strike action given the excellent collaborative relationship built with both the Local Authority and some academy sponsors, and the union’s contribution to important repair work assisting struggling academies in the county as they respond to the excessive demands of Ofsted.”

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis added: “These workers care for our elderly, clean our streets, feed and educate our school children and keep our libraries running, but they receive no recognition in their pay packets.”

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